If you have a prominent metatarsal bone on your little toe, you have a condition called Tailor’s bunion. This condition can cause discomfort and pain. It can be treated by a skilled foot doctor so you can restore your foot health and no longer experience limitations in your activities. If you live in or around the Salt Lake City area, call Podiatrist, Elizabeth E. Auger, DPM for help with Tailor’s bunion treatment.
Bunions usually form on the inner foot, but Tailor’s bunion instead forms at the base of the little toe. Tailor’s bunion is caused by the fifth metatarsal bone being too prominent, causing a small deformity where the far end of the bone meets the pinky toe.
Tailor’s bunion can cause swelling and pain at the location of the enlarged metatarsal bone. The soft tissues can become inflamed when your shoes brush up against the bunion, which can lead to redness and further irritation. Wearing shoes and walking around can be painful as the bunion rubs up against your footwear.
Tailor’s bunion can typically be diagnosed through a visual examination of the foot. Once you have been diagnosed, Dr. Auger will work with you on a treatment plan. Conservative options for treating Tailor’s bunion include modifying your shoes, applying ice, and using bunion pads. In some cases, oral medications or corticosteroid injects are used to help you treat the bunion and manage the discomfort. Dr. Auger can also perform surgery if necessary to correct the deformity that causes the bunion to form.
Don’t just live with Tailor’s bunion when you can treat it and restore the health of your feet. Dr. Auger has treated many patients in Salt Lake City with 3 locations in West Jordan, Millcreek, and Sandy. Call (801) 619-2170 today to schedule a same-day appointment and learn how a caring foot doctor can provide help.